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£925,000Guide price

4 bedroom detached house for sale

Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon, TQ2

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Detached house
4 bedroom
2 bathroom

Property features

  • Tenure: Freehold

Property description

An iconic and historic period house, with stunning gardens, in the centre of Cockington Village

The Property
• Beautiful, thatched period cottage, listed as being of architectural or historical interest Grade II
• Extensive, picturesque and beautifully maintained gardens, with stream and lake
• Garaging and parking
• Until recently run as a thriving tea gardens business with restaurant
• Stunning location within the centre of the beautiful village, yet within easy distance of the seafront and Torquay centre

Summary of accommodation
• Sitting room
• Dining room
• Kitchen
• Principal bedroom/dressing room/shower room suite
• 3 further bedrooms and bathroom
• Extensive, picturesque gardens with stream and lake
• Garage for 3 cars and parking for 6
• Former tea gardens business, including restaurant with open air and covered areas
About 1.4 acres

Distances (approximate)
Torquay 1 mile
Totnes 17 miles
Exeter 24 miles

From Torquay there is easy access, via the A380, to the A38 dual carriageway and the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is a mainline railway station at Newton Abbot, with trains, via Exeter, to London and at Exeter there is an international airport. From Plymouth, to the west, there are ferries to France and Spain.

Rose Cottage is situated in the centre of the unique Cockington Village, which is effectively a country village within a town, hidden away in a deep valley, yet just a mile from the centre of Torquay, with its seafront, beaches, harbour, golf courses and many recreational and shopping facilities. Cockington itself, however, is an archetypal English village, with its thatched period houses and cottages, pub, village shops and local businesses, including Cockington Court and country park, with craft centre, historic manor house and art garden. Education in the area includes the renowned Torquay Grammar School.

From the road the garden path leads to the front door into the entrance hall, with doors to the cloakroom and the sitting room, with fireplace incorporating woodburner, exposed beams and a
door into the gardens.
A further door from the hall leads into the dining room, with built in window seats, fireplace with woodburner and steps down to the kitchen, with a range of fitted base and wall cupboards with granite worktops, sink and drainer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge and freezer and microwave.
From the sitting room the staircase rises to the landing with doors to 3 bedrooms, two having fitted wardrobe cupboards and one also with drawers, shelving and desk. From the landing a further staircase rises to the second floor principal suite, with dressing room, having fitted cupboards and dressing table and built in wardrobe cupboard, bedroom with exposed roof timbers and view over gardens and shower room with shower cubicle and
wash basin, WC, fitted cupboards and drawers and under eaves storage cupboard.

The Gardens and Grounds
One of the principal features of the property is the extensive, picturesque and immaculately maintained gardens. A lovely clear stream runs, via small waterfalls, through the gardens and, crossed by foot bridges, both the stream and small leat pass through a lovely clear water pool, attracting ducks and moorhens. Paved paths and terraces interconnect between beautifully stocked shrub and plant borders and including a pergola supporting climbing plants and level lawned areas interspersed with ornamental trees. To the southern end of the gardens the lawns slope uphill, again interspersed with a variety of ornamental trees and from the top
there are stunning views across the gardens and the beautiful surrounds of Cockington Village, with its cluster of thatched houses and cottages.

The Business
Over more than 20 years a thriving business has been created, being Rose Cottage Tea Gardens. These are fully equipped, licensed tea gardens, catering for 185 covers and famous for its gorgeous cream teas and beautiful setting overlooking the gardens and stream and enhanced by a pianist who plays during opening hours. The business was open from April to September. Steps from the main gardens rise to open decked and paved terrace areas overlooking the gardens as well as a covered restaurant and service area. Adjoining are further buildings, including customer WCs, storage and a thatched, stone outbuilding incorporating the commercial kitchen.

NB Since Covid-19, the business has not re-opened

Mains gas, electricity, drainage and water, gas fired heating.

Property information from this agent

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    1. Welcome to Jackson-Stops Exeter Estate Agents The Devon Country House Division was established in Exeter in 1985 and is one of Devon's premier country house and coastal property estate agents. Our portfolio of Devon Property includes country houses, coastal property, rural farmhouses, cottages and holiday cottage complexes and exclusive town-houses. Our directors Richard Addington, Charles Lawson and Michael Clark, are all specialists in the sale of country houses and coastal retreats. The Exeter Estate Agency office covers Devon, including East Devon, Mid Devon, West Devon, North Devon, the South Hams, Dartmoor, Torbay, Plymouth and Exeter. The Devon office based in Exeter is one of 8 Jackson-Stops Estate Agents covering the West Country. All of our Devon property is linked together within the same property database. The key to our success has been personal Director level service, high quality marketing and presentation, combined with both local knowledge and national connections. All of our Devon properties are also promoted on market leading property search websites, including Exeter Land & New Homes Division Marking an expansion to the office in 2010, we opened a specialist Development Land & New Homes division, recruiting a specialist Development Land & New Homes team from another well-known national agency in Exeter. The Development Land & New Homes team covers Devon and Cornwall, providing consultancy and agency advice on Residential and Mixed Use Development Land; together with advising and marketing a variety of new homes and developments, including city centre apartments and town-houses, family housing in country and coastal locations, stunning waterside and coastal second home developments and development land in Devon, Cornwall and the South West.

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